If you use a lot of USB device, i believe you will use “Safely Remove Hardware” very frequently. But if you have a lot of tray icons, you probably need to take some time to find the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon. So, why not create a desktop shortcut to remove USB devices?
Right click on your desktop and choose New -> Shortcut.
Type “RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll” for the location. After that, change the name of the shortcut. I had rename it to “remove USB“.
You had created your shortcut. Now you can double click it and remove and USB device as normal. This method works on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista.
Note: If you face any problems when removing your USB devices, you can try unlocker.